CCRI’s Dr Phil Staddon’s PhD student Maede Faghihinia is researching the impact of grazing intensity on belowground ecosystem functioning and carbon cycling in North China steppe.
Today (5th December) is World Soil Day – a day to celebrate and raise awareness on the importance of our soils.
Can farmers improve their soil whilst increasing their profitability? This is a question that has been puzzling scientists on the SoilCare research project for the last four years.
The 5th December is World Soil Day. CCRI researcher Jasmine Black talks about what this means for us as winter takes hold, related CCRI projects and her talk on soils this summer at Shambala Festival.
Publication success for CCRI researchers Jane Mills and Damian Maye. Jane has a soil themed paper published and Damian contributes chapters to two books.
Natahan Einbinder is a fourth year PhD candidate at the Colegio de la Frontera Sur, in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico whose research looks at agroecological scaling (adoption, maintenance, and extension processes) and the importance of local culture in the Maya Achí territory of Guatemala.
Later this week, the European Network of Soil Awareness will hold its sixth meeting in The Netherlands. CCRI’s Jane Mills has been invited as an expert to the event.
CCRI researcher Julie Ingram was joined by PhD Kamilla Skaalsveen last week at the Wageningen Soil Conference in the Netherlands.
Julie Ingram and Lisa Lobry de Bruyn (University of New England) are guest editors of a special edition of the journal Soil Use and Management, featuring a number of papers with that are authored by CCRI researchers.
2019 has started well for PhD student Kamilla Skaalsveen, with the publication of her first article which reviewed existing literature on the effects of farming practices on water quality and retention.
For the past five years, the RECARE project has been working with stakeholders across Europe to develop a new way of saving the soil. As the project ends, it is presenting the accumulated learning from its research to policymakers in the cities, regions and nations of Europe as well as international bodies.
The urgency of this mission is underscored by recent UN reports highlighting the role that agriculture plays in climate change and how sustainable agriculture is going to be necessary to secure food production as well as liveable landscapes under climatic change.